Sociology

Subject Talk

Transition materials for Y11 going into Y12


WHAT IS SOCIOLOGY?
Ever wondered how we developed into the society we are today? How the way you see yourself determines the way people identify you?

A-level Sociology will help you to make sense of the society we live in and to understand the cultural and identity issues which affect us all.

WHY STUDY SOCIOLOGY?
You will learn a number of skills including the use of evidence to support your arguments, how to investigate facts and critical thinking. It is relevant to the society you live in, so you are bound to enjoy learning about topics that are relevant to everyday life; plus it opens the door to a fantastic range of interesting careers.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To study at Cowley Sixth Form College, you must have achieved a minimum of five GCSEs or equivalent, graded 9 – 4, across four separate subjects, including GCSE Mathematics and English Language.

In addition, a positive College interview is required.

HOW IS THE COURSE ASSESSED?
The course is assessed by three 2 hour exams. There is no coursework.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH AN A-level IN SOCIOLOGY?
Studying Sociology at university can give you a whole host of exciting career options, including: Social work, HR, Advertising, Policing, Marketing, Journalism, Law and Teaching.